My Ship

"My ship has sails which are made of silk  
The decks are trimmed with gold.  
And of jam and spice  
There's a paradise  
In the hold.  

My ship's aglow with a million pearls  
And rubies fill each bin;  
The sun sits high  
In a sapphire sky  
When my ship comes in." 

K. Weill and I. Gershwin, 1940

USS LST 887 beached and hard aground at Inchon, 1952.
The nearest open water was a quarter mile away.

USS LST 887 with Pontoon Loaded

USS LST 887 at Otaru, Japan
Dec 1952

USS LST 887 at Flight Quarters 
with Chopper Ready for Takeoff

"Now the Lord prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. 
And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and
 three nights."  Jonah 1:17
"And the Lord spake unto the fish and and it vomited
out Jonah ..."  Jonah 2:10